Local Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika has been named a finalist in six categories for this year’s Maori Music Awards.

Maisey has been nominated a finalist for:

– Best Maori Traditional Album, Best Maori Pop Album, Best Maori Female Solo Artist and Best Maori Songwriter.

Other finalists named for this prestigious event are the brother and sister duo Tupoutahi and Ahorangi Winitana, whom have been nominated for four awards.  Both will go head to head in two categories  Best song by a Maori Artist and Best Maori songwriter.

The winners will be named during an award ceremony at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House on 13 September.